And Crown Thy Good : Relieving Poverty and Struggle in Rural America
Poverty-proof your family, community and world. And Crown Thy Good is the outgrowth of 25 years of professional mission and ministry among some of the lowest income people of the United States. Nearly all of us would choose to alleviate the poverty of others if we knew how. And Crown Thy Good is the answer to that God-designed desire. In 1988, four of us were commissioned by the General Board of Global Ministries of the United Methodist Church to study America. Our task was to visit the 25 lowest-income rural counties and report. Our theme was simple. Why are these counties low income, and what could and should the Church and outside society, at all levels, do about it? And Crown Thy Good is a rare glimpse into the poverty of rural America. Our team asked about economics, education, religion, politics, gossip, and every sort of potentially important issue we could find. The data taken by itself in the book taken from trusted census and commercial sources is invaluable to pastors, mission leaders, denominational leaders, politicians and others as we try to rebuild the economies of the poorest of the poor.
- Paperback | 158 pages
- 203 x 254 x 9mm | 327g
- 17 Jul 2010
- Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
- North Charleston SC, United States
About Dr Karl C Evans
Karl Evans Karl Evans has served Jesus, the Church and the world community in many capacities and locations throughout his life. He has served as pastor of United Methodist, Presbyterian, and Evangelical Lutheran congregations in Idaho, Washington, Oregon, Georgia, Arizona and Nevada. Karl has served various mission roles in the national church and in Arizona and Nevada. Karl has served multi-point parishes in Georgia and Oregon. He has established a new congregation in Oregon. His education includes elementary and high school at Fruitland, Idaho; college at University of Puget Sound and Grays Harbor College. Degrees are from Willamette University (Salem, Oregon B.A. 1968), Emory University Candler School of Theology (Atlanta Georgia, 1970 M.Div) and Drew University (Madison New Jersey, 1985 D.Min.) Karl and his wife, Donella, currently live in Oregon. Together they have four children, ten grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Karl's other books include: A Jubilee Workbook, CSS Publishing Co., 2009; Tales and Prayers for New Life in Christ, CSS Publishing Co.,2008; Gospel of Hope, Writer's Club, 2002; Stories That Heal, Drew University, 1985, And Crown Thy Good, Karl C Evans, 1987. Audio and presentation works now available include: A Jubilee Workshop, 2009; Jesus Touched Them, 2010. Both are available from Karl Evans, email@example.com.